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Xbox Homebrew Software Releases

PLEASE NOTE: Everything on this page is non-commercial or freeware.
None of the content should contain any copyright protected code or break any other European copyright law. If that's not the case , contact me and I will (after verification) remove the content immediately.

Play all region DVD movies without the expensive dongle/remote.
ALL controls can be accessed via your XBOX game controller.
Sub Menu system features identical to stand alone DVD player.
Fully AC-3, Dolby Digital & DTS Compatible.
Full Multiregion Support.
No dashboard patch needed - this is a stand alone application.
Can be run from disc (CDRW - won't work on DVDR) or straight from Hard Drive
Current Status:: v2.0 // no download (built with XDK) // By

Project Dreamix will turn the Microsoft Xbox into the ultimate home entertainment center. Right now we are in the alpha phase of course, but below is what we plan to complete before Beta release:
* PVR Features (Scheduled recording, fast forward, rewind, pause Live TV)
* Video Playback (Based on Linux MPlayer - all popular file formats)
* Audio/Music Playback (Based on Linux MPlayer - all popular file formats)
* Image Viewer (Slideshow + Photo album)
* Setup Menu (All configuration will be done with the Xbox controller and/or DVD Remote with the use of a graphical keypad)
Current Status:: Project Cancelled // no download (built with XDK) // Official Website

Developed in collaboration with Friendtech, both ShALLaX (the developer) and CyKiller (the coordinator) are proud to announce "Friendtech Media Center". Based upon "Gentoox" and the tried and tested "MythTV", the media center currently allows for playback of videos and audio while offering more advanced features such as an image gallery, DVD ripping and encoding, CD ripping and encoding, web browsing and weather forecasting. All the time an FTP server and SAMBA server are running in the background to allow you to upload new media and even download ripped media to/ from your Xbox.
"So whats so great about this?", you may think. Legalities. XBMC/XBMP, while being very good piece of software, are illegal. This is because they have been compiled with illegal, stolen software development kits (XDK) and require illegal, hacked BIOSes to load them. Friendtech Media Center (or MCE for short) only requires a special version of Cromwell to boot. Cromwell, as many know, is a clean implementation of a custom BIOS for the Xbox which was designed specifically for booting Linux and nothing else.
The software also comes with a quick and automated rescue feature, so in the unlikely event of something going wrong - you can recover from it without even getting out of your seat to change CDs.
MCE can be operated entirely from a remote control, though a keyboard and Xpad are HIGHLY recommended. Plans include PVR support in the future among other things.
Current Status:: v1.0 RC1 // Download // Official Website

Continued development on 'Friendtech Media Center'.
Based upon "Gentoox" and the tried and tested "MythTV", the media center currently allows for playback of videos and audio while offering more advanced features such as an image gallery, DVD ripping and encoding, CD ripping and encoding, web browsing and weather forecasting. All the time an FTP server and SAMBA server are running in the background to allow you to upload new media and even download ripped media to/ from your Xbox.
"So whats so great about this?", you may think. Legalities. XBMC/XBMP, while being very good piece of software, are illegal. This is because they have been compiled with illegal, stolen software development kits (XDK) and require illegal, hacked BIOSes to load them. Gentoox Media Center (or Gentoox MCE for short) only requires a special version of Cromwell to boot. Cromwell, as many know, is a clean implementation of a custom BIOS for the Xbox which was designed specifically for booting Linux and nothing else.
The software also comes with a quick and automated rescue feature, so in the unlikely event of something going wrong - you can recover from it without even getting out of your seat to change CDs.
Gentoox MCE can be operated entirely from a remote control, though a keyboard and Xpad are HIGHLY recommended. Plans include PVR support in the future among other things.
Current Status:: v1.3 // Download // Official Website

A new DVD Player for Xbox (that required no dongle) developped by Yoshihiro.
Features:
* Full Multiregion Support
* Remote and controllers are supported
* Skins support
* Know bugs: sometimes the remote stops responding, no DTS support yet and only 2.0 for the moment.
Current Status:: v1 // no download (built with XDK) // Official Website

XboxMediaCenter is a free open source (GPL) multimedia player for the Xbox™ from Microsoft. Currently XboxMediaCenter can be used to play/view most popular video/audio/picture formats such as MPEG-1/2/4, DivX, XviD, MP3, AAC, JPG, GIF plus many more less known formats directly from a CD/DVD in Xbox DVD-ROM drive or of the Xbox harddrive, XBMC can also play files from a PC over a local network and even stream media streams directly from the internet. XBMC has playlist and slideshow functions, a weather forecast and many audio visualizations. All these features enable the Xbox™ running XboxMediaCenter to fully function as a multimedia jukebox. XBMC is easy to use, it's convenient, flexible and offers great price/performance ratio. (This, The XboxMediaCenter Project is also known as "Xbox Media Center" or simply "XBMC"). Note! XBMC is a hobby project that is only developed by volunteers in their spare-time for free. (Remember that XboxMediaCenter does require a modded Xbox to run on or it will not function).
Current Status:: v2.0.1 (latest T3CH SVN: rev14853) // no download (built with XDK) // Source Code // Official Website

XNSCast is an experimental Shoutcast/Icecast stream relayer for use with XBMP. It works by presenting fake files to XBMP, and when these files are requested, a connection to a Shoutcast/Icecast- server is made, and data from the Shoutcast/Icecast stream is relayed to XBMP, imitating regular Relax behaviour. This means that you can finally Listen to Shoutcast radio using your Xbox!
Current Status:: v0.4 // Download // By

XboxMediaPlayer is a free open source (GPL) multimedia player for the Xbox™ from Microsoft. Currently the XboxMediaPlayer can be used to play and view most video/audio/picture formats such as MPEG/MPG, VOB, AVI, OGM, DivX, XVID, MP3, OGG, JPG, GIF and more direct from a CD/DVD in the DVD-ROM or of the Xbox™ build-in hard disk drive, it can also play files over a network (LAN) from a PC via an "XStream Server" application or from a Windows (SMB) share. It has playlist + slideshow functions, and ability to funcion as a full replacement Xbox™ dashboard. These and more features enables the Xbox™ running XboxMediaPlayer (also known as "Xbox Media Player", "XBMP" & "XBPLAYER") to fully function as a multi-media jukebox.
Note! On the 21 of April 2004 XBMP was officially discontinued, (and fully replaced by XboxMediaCenter)!, XBMP being discontinued means that its no longer supported/developed (use XboxMediaCenter)!
Current Status:: v2.4 // no download (built with XDK) // Source Code // Official Website

This is a decoding library for Macromedia Flash(tm) animations, compiled for use with homebrew applications compiled with the XDK.
Due to the number of requests for Flash support in LinksBoks, I've decided to experiment a bit on this library and here's the result.
Current Status:: v0.1 // no download (built with XDK) // Official Website

>> xCbr
xCbr is a comic book reader for the Xbox. It currently reads files of type .cbz which is really a renamed zip file containing scanned comic book images, all .cbz files have to go within a sub directory called "comics".
Current Status:: v0.1.1 // no download (built with XDK) // Official Website

A xboxdash dvd region free patch disc bootable directly in any modded xbox. The disc is fully automated and can be used to quickly switch between original and patched m$ dasboard, good for xbox live users.
Current Status:: v1.04 // Download // Official Website

 

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